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Just the beginning

Tuesday 24th April, 2012

I have postponed my show garden until next year. It’s been a crazy few weeks and I have learned a great deal. Mainly that I can design a show garden, find a contractor, visit a load of nurseries and suppliers, get some sponsorship in kind AND the involvement of the RSC in just ten days.  Continue reading…

A ball of string

Sunday 8th April, 2012

I’ve spent a very productive afternoon pegging out the outlines of the (still very) draft design with bits of broken bamboo canes and string in the garden. I knew that if the size of the show garden could fit into my own garden, then I could mark it out (just like a stage manager would do for actors in a rehearsal room) and walk around it, getting a feel for the space and scale. My garden is in an embarrassing state for a landscape and garden designer (too many ideas, not enough budget) but it’s perfect for finding bits of broken timber to lay out and the odd discarded indoor pot plant to represent a tree.

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